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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 16th Jun 17, 2:13 PM
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    Hiking boots and rain gear?
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:13 PM
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    Hiking boots and rain gear? 16th Jun 17 at 2:13 PM
    Looking to buy a set of hiking gear including boots and waterproof jacket + trous.

    Not knowing anything about this myself, does anyone have suggestions for good value options please? If some brands are worth the extra, that would be good to know, too.

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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 16th Jun 17, 4:41 PM
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    Have a look at the ramblers association site

    http://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/walk-magazine/walking-gear-reviews.aspx
    • rsvtoddy
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:27 PM
    If you have a Decathlon nearby try them - their own brand stuff is normally good value
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 18th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
    Go Outdoors both discount hard & offer discounts for DofE, scouts, servicefolk etc - well worth asking or checking by phone if your profession, club membership etc includes any discounts?! They do price match as well...
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    • 18th Jun 17, 8:07 PM
    What you need to consider is where will you be doing the walking, in low land near to civilisation or hills over 3,000feet. If the first and you buy cheap and it does not do its job properly you get wet and uncomfortable but not life threatening. If going high you need to spend a bit more. Try Go outdoors or Cotswold or Blacks.
    • zaax
    • By zaax 19th Jun 17, 6:44 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 6:44 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 6:44 PM
    don't try sports direct as their 'walking boots' are not waterproof
    Do you want your money back, and a bit more, search for 'money claim online' - They don't like it up 'em Captain Mainwaring
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